Two people charged in connection with Saturday night El Charro parking lot incident

STAFF REPORT :::

The Griffin Police Department has charged two individuals in connection with a Saturday night incident that occurred in the parking lot of El Charro Mexican Restaurant.

According to a press release issued by the GPD, officers responded to that location at approximately 9:04 p.m. Saturday in reference to a vehicle striking three people.

Upon arrival, it was determined that a white PT Cruiser that was driven by a white female backed into two subjects in reverse and then ran into a third subject while traveling forward to leave to parking lot.

In addition to the driver, the PT Cruiser had two more occupants.

Witnesses stated the three subjects made some derogatory remarks towards a female in the parking lot, and her male companion then allegedly confronted them in an attempt to fight whoever made the remarks.

GPD officials say a knife was seen on the male companion, which resulted in one of the PT Cruiser occupants brandishing a gun.

The three subjects got into the PT Cruiser and then backed up in an attempt to leave the area, and subsequent struck two subjects while traveling in reverse and the male companion while moving forward.

All three victims were transported to Spalding Regional Hospital.

The three subjects occupying the PT Cruiser were later located at 104 Mace St. by personnel of the GPD CAGE Unit and the Uniform Patrol Division. All three were transported to the Spalding County Jail.

As a result of further investigation, Tristan Monfort was charged with reckless conduct and Jaslyn Lee, the driver of the PT Cruiser, was charged with failure to report an accident with injuries.

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